360° Financial Planning and Cash Flow Analysis

Comprehensive wealth management that touches and integrates each aspect of your financial life

Erica Cameron

Partner / Erica Cameron

A Road Map for Preserving, Protecting, and Growing Your Wealth

Successfully navigating the financial challenges that come with wealth involves planning, relevant advice, and an advisor who’s not afraid to say “no” when you ask, “can I afford this?” Cerity Partners does all three.

  • Personal business assets
  • Savings and expenditures
  • Investments
  • Compensation packages
  • Retirement accounts
  • Debt and tax obligations
  • Estate plans

A sound financial plan helps you prepare for your future while enjoying your today.

Comprehensive Financial Planning — A More Efficient Way to Manage Your Wealth

Due to the complexity of your personal financial situation, you’re likely coordinating multiple advisors, each with their own area of focus. We believe there is a better way.

Streamlined Coordination and Execution

You talk to us. We listen then talk to everyone else. Your dedicated advisory team collaborates with our in-house specialists and your existing advisors to manage your plan and keep your financial life moving forward.

Comprehensive, Consolidated Reporting

While you’ll still receive your statements and policies, our reporting system consolidates the information for your review and convenience. We track and summarize your finances so you always know exactly where you stand today and the progress you’re making towards your goals.

Ongoing monitoring

Your plan is no good if it gathers dust on the shelf. It needs to evolve with the expected and unexpected events of your life. We meet with you regularly to review and update your plan for changes in your goals, professional life, family situation, or tax law.

Impactful Advice. Integrated Solutions. Simplified Administration.

Each aspect of your financial life plays a distinct role in preserving, protecting, and growing your wealth. Moreover, the decisions you make in one area often impact the others. Through our comprehensive financial planning and analysis, we help you understand these connections and incorporate them into your wealth management strategy.

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Cash Flow Analysis

Understanding your current financial situation is the first step in creating a plan to achieve your goals. This understanding comes through assessing your family’s net worth and spending habits as well as income and expense projections. We also review your existing debt obligations and the potential impact of any new liabilities.

2

Tax Planning and Preparation

Planning to start a business? Just had a liquidity event? Considering an 83(b) election? Whatever your situation, we help you put the strategies in place to minimize your current and future tax liabilities. Our tax planning services also include detailed tax projections and the preparation of your personal, business, and trust returns.

3

Investment Management

Building an all-weather portfolio requires taking a collective look at all your investments, including benefit and retirement plan accounts, IRAs, and personal investments. We evaluate your entire investment landscape and structure our asset allocations accordingly, taking into account employer stock and other concentrated securities.

4

Risk Management and Insurance Planning

Having the proper type of insurance is essential for protecting yourself and your loved ones from life’s unexpected events. Equally important is how your assets are titled. We assess the adequacy of your current coverage, help you close any gaps, and implement asset protection strategies to better safeguard your family, business, and property.

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Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer

It’s difficult to imagine life after you’re gone. But that’s precisely why estate planning is so important. Without a plan, taxes may erode your wealth, and your family members and charitable causes may not be cared for in the way you intended. Our advanced planning and wealth preservation solutions help ensure this doesn’t happen.

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Retirement Planning

Am I saving enough now to generate the income needed for the lifestyle I want in retirement? That’s the burning question for most people—and one we help answer. We work with you today to make sure you’re contributing enough to comfortably meet your retirement needs, taking into account any executive compensation plans. Then when the time comes, we’ll help you select and execute the best funding strategy for your goals.

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With the proper planning, your Cerity Partners team can help propel you towards the future you envision.

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Insurance Planning & Risk Management

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When properly structured, the use of SMLLCs in conjunction with an MMLLC provides important upward and downward liability protection benefits while reducing the number of tax returns that need to be prepared.

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Tax Strategies

Evaluating your Tax Advisor

Good advisors understand that every day is tax season. They are tax planners, not historians, helping you make sound decisions that minimize your current and future taxes and maximize your wealth.

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Family Office

Engaging the Next Generation on Family Wealth 

Teaching young adult children about wealth can be a challenge. Although circumstances may vary, most families want to impart on their children a solid understanding of their wealth, creating opportunities for younger generations to continue growing the family’s resources.

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Estate Planning

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Cross-Border Planning

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Investing is a commitment to your future. It's a way to grow and preserve what you've earned. Our disciplined and goal-centric investment approach helps ensure your portfolio is positioned to withstand changing market and economic conditions.

Our advanced estate planning and wealth preservation solutions help you achieve your goals while mitigating tax liabilities. Recommendations are tailored to your unique situation and reflect our expansive knowledge of estate, trust, gift, and tax laws.

Successfully navigating the financial challenges that come with wealth involves planning, relevant advice, and an advisor who’s not afraid to say "no" when you ask, “can I afford this?” Cerity Partners does all three.

Protect the life you and your family have worked so hard to build. We help you understand your current level of risk exposure and offer personalized solutions that seek to protect the vulnerable areas of your financial life.

We design and implement tax optimization strategies including the creation of detailed tax projections and the preparation of personal, trust, and business tax returns.

Our family office services span the spectrum from full financial management to helping you establish and coordinate your own family office. Whatever level of support you need, we can help.

We work with owners of privately-held businesses to help them create and execute transition plans that provide a seamless and successful exit for themselves, their families and other stakeholders.

We’re here to help you create a comprehensive financial plan that reflects your shared vision. In the unfortunate event your marriage dissolves, we also provide divorce financial consulting.

Just because your professional life is spread across different regions of the world doesn’t mean your financial life has to be complicated. Cerity Partners has extensive knowledge of U.S. and global tax laws and regulations, and we will work with you to preserve and grow your wealth here and abroad.

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